Following the success of “The Witcher,” Netflix has ordered a six-episode spinoff titled “Blood Origin” that will debut on the streaming service…
Toss a coin to your Witcher because the success of the series starring Henry Cavill already has Netflix asking for more.
In addition to “The Witcher” season 2 already on its way, a new spinoff series titled “Blood Origin” has been ordered at the streaming service for a special six-episode engagement.
“Blood Origin” will be set in “an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher and will tell the origin story of the first Witcher and the events that led to the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one.”
Declan de Barra will serve as showrunner for the series with “The Witcher” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serving as an executive producer on the new show.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” de Barra said in a statement. “A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books: What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind.
“The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”
“The Witcher” was a breakout hit for Netflix after it first debuted. Based on a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the first season was a time bending adventure starring Cavill in the lead role. In many ways, “The Witcher” picked up the fantasy gap left by the end of “Game of Thrones” and it appears Netflix is banking on the series producing even more viewers with the new spinoff series.